So, what you're saying is it wasn't enough to fire me for no good reason. Now you question my integrity? On top of the humiliation of being fired, you threaten me? You threaten my family? It never crossed my mind not to honor my agreement. And I will tell you, Mr. Sandefur... and Brown & Williamson too - fuck me? Well, fuck you!
-From the the film, The Insider.
In case you missed it, this past spring, more than 100 of us came together in the high desert and had an absolutely fantastic time at the First ZeroHedge Symposium and Live Fight Club in Marfa, Texas.
All indications are that next year is going to be even bigger! This prediction is made despite the series of three (weak not weekly) hit pieces by London's Financial Times.
In both the book and the film, Fight Club, the narrator tells another airline passenger about his job in the automobile manufacturing industry, assessing fatal accidents, and calculating the costs of settlements vs. recalls.
Narrator: A new car built by my company leaves somewhere traveling at 60 mph. The rear differential locks up. The car crashes and burns with everyone trapped inside. Now, should we initiate a recall? Take the number of vehicles in the field, A, multiply by the probable rate of failure, B, multiply by the average out-of-court settlement, C. A times B times C equals X. If X is less than the cost of a recall, we don't do one.
Along these lines, the theme for next year's Second ZeroHedge Symposium and Live Fight Club in Marfa, Texas, June 1-3, is...The Insider.
noun in·sid·er \ (?)in-?s?-d?r , ?in-?s?- \ :a person recognized or accepted as a member of a group, category, or organization: such as
a :a person who is in a position of power or has access to confidential information
b :a person (such as an officer or director) who is in a position to have special knowledge of the affairs of or to influence the decisions of a company.
This article is a call for speakers, insiders who are ready, willing, and able to come to Marfa this spring and tell the truth. The following are some possible areas of interest. If you know someone that might be interested in speaking for 60-90 minutes, even under a pseudonym, then please contact them about this opportunity to get up on the Paper Street soap box and tell us their story.
- Big oil - speaker committed
- Chinese manufacturing - speaker committed
- The stock market - speaker committed
- Professional sports
- Death and taxes - speaker committed
- The war on drugs
- The US military- speaker committed
- Corporate farming
- Television news
- Renewable energy - speaker committed
- Web search
- Climate change
- Nuclear power- speaker committed
- US elections
- Civil litigation
- K-Street Lobbying
- Online porn
- Municipal bonds- speaker committed
- Academia- speaker committed
- US prisons
- Social Security disability
Please, offer your ideas for other topics in the comments section below. Interested parties should send an email to me at this address:
Please, come and share with us what you know.
The best way I know to overcome fear is with knowledge. Knowledge allows us to see false evidence as false. Knowledge also allows us to be bold, and to take action, rather than be timid, staying right where we are. Knowledge enables us to be revolutionary.
Once again, there will be no charge for admission, no registration, and no badges. Anonymity still has its place in Marfa.
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